Calling ALL beginner Cuttlebug Users!

Welcome to the Cuttlebug Blog. We are excited you have stopped by to visit. So relax, kick off your shoes and enjoy your stay here. We have decided to dedicate this site to beginners! (Seasoned Veterans welcome too!) As I am a beginner Cuttlebug'er I have looked around other blogs and get kind of discouraged by all the very advanced (and fabulous) designs. So I thought to myself, beginners need a place to feel welcome, make mistakes (as I am sure I will ;) and grow with creativity! So lets join together and Create, Inspire , Teach, Grow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Heat Embossing Tutorial

Good morning everyone! As I promised yesterday Suzann has a treat for you all today. When I asked you all what you wanted to see here... someone suggested heat embossing inspiration. Like I have said before... Ask and ye shall receive!  So I am going to turn you over to her!
Hi Everyone~
Suzann here, I am so glad to share one of my favorite techniques with you. I have created my fair share of heat embossed cards. Everything from spider webs to Christmas trees. I love how the embossed look gives a "raised" feel to any image!

Step 1: Gather Supplies
-Versamark ink pad
-embossing powder (I am using SU white)
-Heat Gun
-Card base (I used the paisley cuttlebug folder to decorate)
-stamp image (I am using Technique Tuesday)

Step 2: Stamp image

* a little tip here: if you rub a pinch of cornstarch on your paper before you stamp the image your image will
be more detailed*
Ink the image with the versamark generously.
(because it is clear it was hard to photograph- you can hold the image up to the light and see a shiny image)

Step 3: Apply Embossing Powder

The tray is optional but will make cleanup a lot easier.
Also be sure to apply the powder heavily. It will not take much but it is better to cover the image completely.
Be sure to gently tap the paper to knock off the excess powder.  
This is what the image will look like.
Step 4: Heat
Use a back and forth motion
This will prevent you from burning yourself or starting a small fire~ giggle :)

Here the image is partially heated, note that the image will begin to change colors.

Finished Project! Just added some ribbon and a bow~

I hope that this tutorial will inspire some awesome projects! Happy Scrappin!

Thanx Suzann for the great heat embossing tutorial. If you guys enjoyed this tutorial let Suzann know by leaving some love for her... you never know... If we get enough comments... maybe we could talk her into doing another tutorial! :op
Scrap Crazy Everyone and have a Great Tuesday!


  1. great tute...I am not a stamper at all though...I bought a heat gun, some clearn embossing ink and UTEE so I could use it on flowers or paper, but I haven't quite gotten the hang of it...the heat gun gets alot of use though to help me heat set fabric paint when I make t-shirts with my cricut

  2. Beautiful card and great tutorial! That corn starch tip is wonderful! I'd never heard that, and can't wait to try! Thanks so much!

  3. I am so glad that you ladies like the tutorial! Thanks for the love!

  4. Thank you for sharing. I have always wanted to try my hand at this but was never really sure of what to do. Thank you for sharing your tips!

  5. I love heat embossing! Great project

  6. great job on your tutorial. I may have to start collecting the things need to do this.
    Thanks for showing me how.

  7. Thank you for this easy to follow tutorial. I have all of the supplies since I'm a supply freak, but I never really know how to use the stuff I buy. Now thanks to you I can finally do heat embossing. I like the cornstarch tip.
    Mary Ann

  8. I have been hand embossing for years and just got introduced to the entire world of Cuttlebug and Sissix embossing plates. I've died and gone to heaven. I'm new to stamping and I can't wait to try out your tip about the cornstarch! So glad I found your blog! I'm hooked!